The country’s top antitrust official doesn’t trust Apple, Tim Cook is shanghaied to China, and people who shop in glass stores should really watch where they’re going. The remainders for Monday, March 26, 2012 are more useful than a screen door on a submarine.
Trust Buster Takes Hard Line As ebook Probe Continues (Wall Street Journal, registration required)
The acting antitrust chief for the Department of Justice has taken a firm stance against collusion “at the highest levels of companies,” a comment many are taking as a thinly veiled reference to the allegations of ebook price fixing by Apple and five publishers. It’s like I always say: If it ain’t price broken, don’t price fix it.
Apple CEO ‘sighted’ in Beijing (China Daily)
A rare spotting of the striped Tim Cook outside his natural habitat! The Apple CEO has reportedly been in China, where he’s apparently been photographed more than a celebrity entering rehab. Rumors suggest that he’s in country for everything from ironing out that tetchy trademark dispute to negotiating with more carriers, but we think he just had a sudden craving for some really good Chinese food.
Amid Privacy Concerns, Apple Has Started Rejecting Apps That Access UDIDs (TechCrunch)
Strictly speaking, this isn’t news—Apple told developers months ago that it would be moving away from letting them use Unique Device Identifiers (UDIDs) to identify users’ devices across apps. This means developers will need to implement a new system—hopefully it won’t involve tattooing QR codes on all our foreheads.
Octogenarian Sues Apple For Collision Related Injury (CBS New York)
Queens resident Evelyn Paswall, 83, is suing Apple for $1 million after she broke her nose by walking into an Apple Store’s glass door. Sources tell this reporter that the suit will be merged with a class action suit launched by a number of local birds.
Safari 5.1.5 – Fixes an issue when running Safari in 32-bit mode, as well as general stability improvements to the program.